Positive messages will adorn footpaths across the Glenelg Shire in an effort to lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
The decals will display five key messages of self-care, physical activity, community care, domestic violence, and inclusion.
United Way Glenelg executive officer, Nicole Carr said the project was a way to bring the community together during the COVID-19 restrictions.
"The decals offer messages of community support and a reminder of the support systems put in place within the Glenelg Shire," Ms Carr said.
"We are really excited to have local Gunditjmara artwork by Jenna Bamblett featured on the decals, as well as the LGBTQIA+ rainbow to support young members of this community.
Glenelg Shire Council, Portland District Health, Sea Change, YMCA, VICYAC, Emma House, Skittles, Future Leaders of Industry, Live4Life and Portland Cignworks have worked alongside United Way Glenleg in bringing the project to life.
Glenelg Shire mayor Anita Rank was proud to support the project; the first of its kind for the region.
"It is fantastic to see key agencies and community groups, particularly our youth groups such as Skittles and Live4Life, come together to collaborate on this innovative and worthwhile project," she said.
"It is more important than ever that we find ways to retain our community connections and support each other.
"We hope that these footpath decals will 'brighten' the spirits of residents across the Shire and reinforce messages of positivity, respect and inclusion during these difficult times."
The decals will be installed on footpaths in high traffic areas in the Glenelg Shire towns of Portland, Heywood, Dartmoor, Nelson and Casterton.
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